Why “A State of Urgency” is not a Bad Thing

I found it alarming recently that the phrase “state of urgency” was one of the banned terms of the new liberalism. But it really isn’t new, the concept of having a judge free existence has been around for a while now and it has pretty much destroyed everything it has touched, and any kind of state of urgency is considered an offensive judgement because it understands that to have urgency toward anything, that someone has a value judgement about something. As I have said more and more, especially lately, I have been around for a long time. That’s important because I remember what it was like before. Even though these liberal euphemisms have been around for even longer, our culture largely rejected the concepts, except for the most recent stringy haired hippies and grunge rock losers.

The theme of our colleges and public schools has in fact been to embrace this no judgment culture and throwing out terms like “state of urgency” has been part of their defining characteristics of an educated culture. There are many more terms that have been banned from our education system and most of them involve any kind of personal value judgment and favors collective morality and the impact has been obvious. Unlike in years past where personal accountability was stressed even in public schools, the temperament of our day is that nobody is responsible for anything and that things will happen when they do and that we should all yield to them in favor of collective opinion. Therefor, how could we have have a state of emergency for anything because the roots of the judgment come from an individual need. And individuals are not to be trusted, only state sponsored endeavors that are “democratically” organized are to have any merit.

Personally, I can see these effects every day, after a couple of decades of this type of thinking it has ruined many people and their ability to do things because the culture they are interacting with is running from responsibility instead of toward it. It is especially noticeable in the United State where workers have yielded to the pressure of lacking performance and instead embraced a culture that hates Mondays, looks toward Wednesday as “hump day” as if a week represented some sort of decline back toward their weekends of not having to live with any kind of expectations. And of course there is Friday, which for most people means their work week is over and they get to reclaim their personal time once again. Our education system has advanced this kind of thinking purposely to inspire a diminished expectation in our capitalist culture which they of course hope brings our economy to its knees. God forbid that more individuals get rich with good ol’ fashioned hard work. Allowing individuals to have more or to do more than others is a socialists dream of a utopian existence.

On any given day you can see the impact, anywhere in the world. Gone from the minds of the many are the concerns of productivity. What has replaced that former expectation has been an emphasis on complacency and rudderless leadership. The only place that a “state of urgency” has been allowed to reside in our earthbound cultures has been in sports where a timer judges who wins and loses in the world based on who has the most points at the end of the game. More and more we have cultures who view timers as something to reset if they miss their target objectives since for over two decades, they have learned that the timers in our lives mean nothing. There shouldn’t ever be a “state of urgency” because there is no game to win. There is no competition. There are only weekends and massive amounts of empty space to fill with a servitude toward collectivism.

The report that I gave yesterday of where Americans on average are bored 131 days per year, or otherwise stated, 36% of their lives is a disgusting number. It is a direct reflection of our education system not inspiring people to do good things with their lives but in clipping their wings starting with their intellects in favor of a collective based society that puts everyone on equal footing, and making sure that judgements do draw lines between people as is our natural instincts. It’s not about skin color or the sexes that the political left is trying to make equal, their real target has always been and continues to be the productive against the unproductive. If they can take away the treasures of ambition and push everyone into a big government addiction, then their philosophy will then grow and socialism will become the norm. By stating that “a state of urgency” is a bad thing to think about, then competition will slip away between human beings and complacency will permeate our existence. The goal is to clip all our wings and surrender to the needs of the many, which is to accept a loser state of existence. After all the best way to take away the incentive to be the best that you can be is to take away the benefits of doing so leaving behind husks of a human body vacant of thought and action.

Of course, like any state authorized imposition it has had the opposite effect. While people do tend to avoid social stigmas, they have taken the need for competition underground where “a state of urgency” is living well in the video game culture. I was watching one of my grandsons playing Fortnite the other day and given how popular that game is, it tells me that people are running from government and onto the online video game world where competition is alive and well. Sadly, this has separated people from their necessity to be productive and pushed that level of competition into their leisure time exacerbating the problem, not helping it. But the need for competition and the challenge of managing “states of urgency” are quite alive and well in people. We just aren’t seeing it in our jobs and political existence like we did even a few years ago.

When I was growing up people were called bums who didn’t work hard and even attempt to play at a productive life. People who ran from their responsibilities were called losers, which is still my term for them. I see that things worked much better then than they do now and that is a judgment based on more than reflections of the good ol’ days where an older person thinks their way of life is better than a present one. In this case it is literally the truth. Too many people have allowed the politics of our day to clip their intellectual wings and accept a mundane existence and it is repulsive that we’ve allowed that political strategy to sink roots in our cultural expectations. And the primary mode of attack has come from our education system informing our youth that time is never of the essence, that competition is a very negative thing unless it comes from team sports, or otherwise in service to the state. Individual goals are to be avoided because they emphasize choosing those values of the votes of the many, the opinions of the losers, and ambitions of the lazy.

Rich Hoffman
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